Hampshire boy killed in avalanche

A 16-year-old boy from Winchester has been killed in an avalanche in Austria

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Winchester teenager killed in avalanche

A teenager from Hampshire has been killed in an avalanche while skiing in Austria with his family.

The boy's father is seriously injured and his twin brother is reported to be uninjured.

The 16-year-old boy was buried under an avalanche at the resort of Lecham Arlberg.

Austrian police said the instructor who was giving them a ski lesson will face criminal investigation.

A police spokesman said:" The father and his boy were buried. The ski guide was able to get away from the avalanche and immediately after he called rescue teams. He then started trying to free the two who were buried. The rescue team finally rescued the father and got the boy out some time later."

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